Brighton have warned West Bromwich Albion they will have to pay £10million to sign their central defender Lewis Dunk.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis has been heavily linked with a summer swoop to sign the 24-year-old stopper, who has made over 150 appearances for the Seagulls and was captain last season as they finished third in the Championship – on goal difference behind promoted Middlesbrough – before losing out to Sheffield Wednesday in the play-offs.
An initial bid for Dunk has already been rejected by Brighton with the club said to be holding out for £10million before they will consider allowing one of their key men depart the Amex Stadium.
It’s not known if the Baggies will stretch to that figure for Dunk as the ongoing uncertainty over who will be in charge of the club continues.
Chinese firm Dalian Wanda, who have been linked with a takeover from current chairman Jeremy Peace at the Hawthorns, revealed on Twitter that they were set to make a major announcement on this Tuesday.
It was speculated that it could be about their purchase of Albion, but the announcement failed to materialise when expected as the group the tweeted: “Due to VIP travel delays, Wanda unfortunately has to postpone the 11 a.m. event/ announcement. We’ll reschedule & keep you posted. Thanks!”